Our Team

At Diamond State Financial Group our clients come first. It is because of you, each of our associates have been carefully selected based on their knowledge, experience and desire to deliver an exceptional client experience. Our financial team adheres to a vigorous continuing education program including industry due diligence meetings in order to provide clients with current and relevant financial perspectives.

Raymond F. Bree, Jr.

Founder | Wealth Manager

Raymond F. Bree, Jr., CLU, ChFC®, is Founder and Manager Partner of Diamond State Financial Group, LLC. He founded Diamond State Financial Group in 1989, and has built it into the comprehensive financial services firm it is today.  His team of professionals has more than 160 years of combined asset management experience. In addition to leading the Firm, Ray is involved in the recruiting and training of new advisors and assisting advisors with the coordination of the financial strategy process for clients.  He has more than 30 years of experience in assisting business owners and professionals with their estate, investment and financial strategies.


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Raymond F. Bree, Jr. CLU, ChFC® Founder


Ray received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.  He has his Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 registrations and has received the industry designations for Financial Planning (ChFC®) and Risk Management (CLU).  With business exit expertise, Ray takes a holistic approach to designing an exit strategy to help business owners successfully exit their business.

He is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.


Ray has been a longtime member of Vistage International, an executive leadership organization that provides unparalleled access to new ideas and fresh thinking to keep their companies moving forward.  He serves on the University of Delaware FINANCIAL PLANNING Advisory Board. Ray is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Western Family YMCA and currently sits on the State YMCA Board.


In Ray’s pastime, he enjoys golf and trail biking. Ray and his wife, Denise, currently reside in Hockessin and Rehoboth Beach where he is a member of Kings Creek Country Club.

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